Anna Wolff, DO staring at camera with black shirt with moon phases. She is wearing glasses and has tattoos visible.

Anna Wolff, DO

(she/they)

Expertise

I am an osteopathic physician board certified in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine who treats a wide variety of conditions. I have treated a range of patients including infants in NICU, pregnant/postpartum parents, adolescents, other physicians, and elder adults. I have a specific passion for helping patients address chronic illness/chronic pain and the complex ways that our body, mind, and spirit interact with these conditions. In addition to a wide array of common issues of the muscles, bones & nervous system, I am especially interested in and have worked in the past with: Long COVID/PACS, ME/CFS, hEDS/HSD, Fibromyalgia, POTS/Dysautonomia, PTSD, and somaticized trauma.

I also have experience and training to provide safe pain relief to pregnant & postpartum patients and newborns to aid in newborn concerns such as torticollis/plagiocephaly, breastfeeding issues (poor latch/suckle reflex)​, and postural concerns. 

Education:
I graduated from A.T. Still University College of Osteopathic Medicine in AZ in 2018, and then completed one year of Family Medicine Residency before transitioning to St Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, NY where I completed my specialty training in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine (NMM) in 2021. In addition to a busy clinical practice in residency, I provided treatments to patients in the hospital suffering from conditions of varying degrees of severity including post-surgical care, intensive-care, and critical COVID infection. I have also provided care to newborns and postpartum parents in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
 
Professional Growth
I am passionate about improving the quality and access of healthcare. I regularly attend training in my field and related scientific seminars and conferences to keep my knowledge up to date. Additionally, I feel strongly about educating the next generation of physicians and healers, and regularly take students to work with me in the office. I am also an adjunct faculty at Touro University California and collaborate with several local San Francisco businesses. 

Practice Lineage
The teachers who I trained under in official and unofficial capacities are many, but those who were most influential to me and my manual medicine work are Robert Woodbury DO, Tony West DO, Hugh Ettlinger DO, and Denise Burns DO.  Dr. Ettlinger studied under Anne Wales DO, who herself worked under William G. Sutherland DO.  Dr. Sutherland, the creator of Cranial, was a direct student of A.T. Still DO MD, the founder of Osteopathy. In addition to Dr. Still's medical training at the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Kansas City, it is likely he was inspired by the healing practices of the Shawnee tribe where he lived as a young man, and several osteopathic techniques are similar to the nearby Cherokee's manual healing arts. For more details on this history and my approach, see my Osteopathic page.

 

Dr. Wolff doing treatment of the legs, while patient, a Black man, lays on his right side

I am also a member or supporter of the following organizations

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Health Professionals Advancing Equality (GLMA)

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Long Covid Alliance

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Ehlers-Danlos Society

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American Osteopathic Association

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National Coalition for Sexual Freedom

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The Osteopathic Cranial Academy

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Body Politic

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American Academy of Osteopathy